Take your Tahini Sauce to another level and make it GREEN! This Green Tahini Sauce is full of flavor with the addition of fresh herbs and chilies- a zesty, nutty, herby, creamy sauce to add to your Middle Eastern dishes. Vegan!

Flavorful Green Tahini Sauce made with tahini paste, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon and a few slices of green chilies. Perfect vegan condiment to serve with falafels, pita bread, shawarma, mezze platters! #tahinisauce #tahini #veganAwake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast field of light and let it breathe.~Hafiz

If you’ve been here a while, you’ll probably recognize this Green Tahini Sauce from several other recipes over the years. We use this recipe so often at home, I felt it deserved a post of its own.

It pairs deliciously with falafels, shawarma, Israeli Salad, Zaatar Meatballs, and is absolutely beautiful on mezze platters alongside pita bread, hummustzatziki and baba ganoush! I really think you’ll find many uses for it.

Flavorful Green Tahini Sauce made with tahini paste, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon and a few slices of green chilies. Perfect vegan condiment to serve with falafels, pita bread, shawarma, mezze platters! #tahinisauce #tahini #vegan

What is Green Tahini Sauce?

In essence, Green Tahini Sauce, is a traditional Tahini sauce that has been “elevated” or enlivened with fresh herbs (cilantro, mint or parsley) and a few slices of green chili pepper like jalapeno or serrano.

make this in a blender

What does it taste like?

It’s nutty, earthy, zesty, a little spicy and oh so creamy while being totally vegan!

The best part? It only takes only 5 minutes to make in a blender. Fast and easy!

Blend until creamy and smooth!

Pour it into a jar and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

What to serve with Green Tahini Sauce:

Flavorful Green Tahini Sauce made with tahini paste, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon and a few slices of green chilies. Perfect vegan condiment to serve with falafels, pita bread, shawarma, mezze platters! #tahinisauce #tahini #vegan

Enjoy the Green Tahini Sauce- I know you’ll find many uses for it!

xoxo

Sylvia

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Green Tahini Sauce made with tahini paste, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon and a few slices of green chilies. Perfect with falafels, shawarma, mezze platters!

Green Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: condiment, sauce, dressing
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: middle eastern
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Green Tahini Sauce made with tahini paste, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon and a few slices of green chilies. Perfect with falafels, shawarma, mezze platters!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 fat garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup fresh herbs (Cilantro, Italian parsley, Mint, dill or basil or a combo! See notes)
  • 23 slices jalapeno (optional)
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon salt, start with 1/2 teaspoon add more to taste
  • ½ cup tahini paste, stirred

Instructions

Place all the ingredients (except the tahini paste) in a blender or food processer and blend until combined but not overly smooth. Add tahini paste. Blend until creamy, leaving some of the herbs intact.

Taste, and adjust salt, acid and heat. (Add salt, lemon, fresh chilies to taste).

If you want a “looser “sauce, add a little more water until the desired consistency.


Notes

Optional: Feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons Zaatar if you like.

Herbs: I like using a blend of 2 or 3 herbs here- (Italian parsley, mint and cilantro are my favorite combo) but if in a pinch one herb is fine too. Thin stems are ok.

Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 198.7 mg
  • Fat: 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: green tahini sauce, tahini sauce with herbs, vegan tahini sauce, Israeli Tahini Sauce

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Really nice. I thought after adding the water it was too runny but once the tahini was added the consistency was perfect. Yum. Had with lamb koftas.

  2. Good, the tahini sauce is quite rich but tasty. Next time I think I’ll use less tahini and add the Zaatar✨

  3. I love this sauce! I made it with cilantro for falafel burgers. It is sooo good! Thank you Sylvia!